A yearly club running from November to March, Mock Trial can be described as follows:
"A Mock Trial is designed to reenact much of what might take place in a trial court. Students take on the roles of attorneys and witnesses and compete against each other in real courtrooms in front of real judges and lawyers. But while the students take on roles, there is no set script (with the exception of some elementary grade trials). As in a debate, participants must adjust to the strategies employed by the opposing side. In general, mock trials draw upon historical events, trials of contemporary interest, school or classroom situations, or hypothetical and entertaining fact patterns. " More information can be found at the Michian Center for Civic Education Website
While this club requires a lot of initial reading, writing, and analyzation, students find it to highly benefit them, especially in regards to public speaking, organization, and writing compoisition. Anyone interested in law, public speaking, debate, or acting is a great fit for this club.